Tag: technology and learning

by Nathan Maton

Games have shown great promise for learning, but it’s not always easy to figure out the logistics of how to use them in class. Every student and teacher’s experience is unique, and it takes time to calibrate and tinker to get the best out of the experience.   What’s more, using games might lead to […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Only 4% percent of college grads say startups are ideal places to work (Read Write Web) 2. How Twitter can help you land your first job (The Buttry Diary) 3. Private schools also joining the iPad revolution (The Telegraph) 4. Top journalists give […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Michigan House OKs the expansion of cyber charters (Detroit Free Press) 2. DC parents want schools to invest in e-book collections, e-readers (WaPo) 3. Want to learn how to launch a startup? There’s a school for that (ReadWriteWeb) 4. Chat: Skills journalists need […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. School districts in Chicago turn to iPads to trim textbook costs (Chicago Tribune) 2. Georgia Tech leaders mull textbook rentals and e-books over buying hard copies (Florida Times-Union) 3. Pulitzer-winning photojournalist to students: Instagram is a game changer (UC Berkeley News Center) 4. […] more »

by Katrina Schwartz

The explosive growth of online social media sites specifically targeted at schools has compelled Facebook to edge its way back into the fertile ground of college campuses. Last week, the company announced a new feature available only to students and faculty with an active .edu email address, Groups for Schools. It’s billed to be exclusive […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Guardian to enter into the business of journalism training (Press Gazette) 2. Intel to launch StudyBook tablet in China, Brazil later this year (Register) 3. Tech tools can help special-needs kids communicate, play (PennLive) 4. Video games meet math in student competition (Education Week) […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. Who made NYU’s list of Top 100 journalists? (Poynter) 2. Some colleges requiring students to take computer science (US News and World Report) 3. iPads more accepted in U.S. classrooms (Boston Herald) 4. Why e-books in classrooms make sense (Seeking Alpha) 5. UNC […] more »

by Tina Barseghian

I’ve heard arguments from ed tech experts about how using technology for learning may in fact deepen the divide between wealthy and low-income kids. Students who have access to technology and are encouraged by teachers and parents to leverage it for new ways of learning, the argument goes, will leap even further ahead than low-income […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

Imagine you’re a senior manager at a leading videogame company. Your job is to devise the company’s competitive strategy in a rapidly growing and dynamic industry. What prices will you set for the consoles? How many games will be available for your platform? This is the premise of Platform Wars, an epistemic game, or management […] more »

by Aran Levasseur

The goal of the videogame “Civilization” is to build a civilization that stands the test of time. You start the game in 4000 B.C. as a settler and, with successful gameplay, can create a civilization that lasts until the Space Age. Throughout the game, you need to manage your civilization’s military, science, technology, commerce and […] more »